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How to Invest in HIGH RISK Tech Stocks for 2021 and Beyond

Apr 9, 2021

Topics covered Include: 

  • Covid Current State
  • How to Get FREE Access to My Patreon Content for the Next 5 Years!
  • Dow Stock Market Dow Trend Forecast Current State 
  • Stocks Bear Market / Crash Indicator (CI18)
  • AI Stocks Lead the Bull Charge
  • King Zuckerberg Tech Companies to Set up their own Governments!
  • Best AI ETF ?
  • High Risk Tech Stocks Short List 
  • 4 More High Risk Tech Stocks
  • Who Wants to live Forever?

Covid Current State

Firstly what's the current state of play in the deadly global pandemic game of vaccinate before the next Big variant wave hits.

The UK and US are beating the Covid monster through the aid of their highly successful mass vaccinations programme, with so far the US being able to fend off the death consequences of the UK strain that is fast becoming the dominant strain across the states. meanwhile most of the European Union is suffering a third wave.

So whilst the number of cases WILL rise in the US, unlike the nightmare under the final year of the Trump Presidency, all the signs are pointing to a far less deadly outcome and thus both nations are converging towards the end of most of the major restrictions in day to day life that have crippled economic activity for many businesses. That and accelerated central bank money printing which has flooded the markets with asset price inflation.

And we only need to look at Europe to see what incompetent handling of the pandemic looks like, a European Union that is good at talking in endless meetings and conferences that has desperately sought to blame others for their own negligence in roll out of the vaccinations program with the villain being Astra Zeneca, despite the fact that they are in effect angels without whom many thousands more would have died in the UK alone. 

One only needs to look at the vaccinations graph for the reason why the UK and US are liberating themselves from covid restrictions just as many european nations are heading into new lockdown's.

I personally got my jab on the 19th of March (astrazeneca), was back to normal some 8 days later, with the first 12 to 24 being the worst in terms of side effects.

A centralised European Unions handling of the pandemic further illustrates why I and 52% of the British electorate were RIGHT to vote to escape from the event horizon of the EU black hole that is not fit for purpose, it just DOES NOT WORK! ESPECIALLY in a CRISIS! INCAPABLE OF ACTING SPEEDILY to meet the crisis be it a Pandemic or Financial or Economic Crisis! The EU JUST DOES NOT WORK!

How to Get FREE Access to My Patreon Content for the Next 5 Years!

The crypto mania is continuing to offer a short window of opportunity for likely only a few more months as Bitcoin continues to trade well above $50,000 which means virtually anyone with a decent GPU in their desktop PC can make easy money crypto mining in the background, and here's how my desktop PC is actually earning a net $6.50 per day crypto mining in the background, which within 3 weeks earned $136 net of UK electricity costs that resolves to $200 per month, more than enough to cover 5 years of Patreon fees at $3 per month ($180)!

Check out my video if you want FREE money, and yes my eyes rolled when I wrote that, sounds too good to be true. Though I do cover the risks in the video such as that the Bitcoin price WILL CRASH, and mining profits are GPU dependant. Nevertheless crypto mining in the background with Nicehash is generating $6.5 profit per day for me, so do look into crypto mining with your desktop PC whilst it lasts (referral link).

Video Contents:

00:20 Mining with NiceHash Intro

01:20 Limit GPU System Power Draw

02:58 3 Weeks Mining Earnings 

03:38 Calculating Profitability 

07:24 GPU settings for Mining in the background 

08:46 Which GPU's are profitable

10:03 How long to crypto mine for 

11:04 What to do with your bitcoin earnings

12.30 Spend Your Bitcoin when Price is High

13.30 Bitcoin Price Could CRASH

14:45 Mine whilst profitable to do so 

16:33 What to do if Bitcoin Crashes

The bottom line is that the current free easy money crypto mining environment is time limited, how long will it persist for? Whilst I will do an analysis on the future prospects for the Bitcoin price in forthcoming piece. However, I don't see this crypto mania party extending much beyond 3 more months, especially as a major change is coming to Ethereum called EIP 1559 which will effectively halve the reward for miners. Note mining with NiceHash is actually done in Ethereum but the payout is in Bitcoin, more reason not to waste this time limited opportunity.

EIP 1559 and Raven Coin

And contemplating EIP 1559 and what it means for crypto mining then as Ethereum becomes more expensive to mine then that implies a shift in market hash power to the other crypto coins where likely a large beneficiary of which will be Ravencoin that could see a significant up lift in price. So, a strategy here could be to exchange ethereum mining today for Raven coin. Current price of Raven coin is $0.18. A large switch in market hash rate to raven coin could soon see it trade to over 50 cents, and likely a lot higher when the block rewards halve in January 2022 from 5000 raven coins to 2500 coins per block mined. So I will definitely be converting surplus bitcoins (about 15% of coins mined with NiceHash) into raven coin for the long-run, held with Nicehash until Coinbase decides to list RVN, maybe soon after their imminent IPO.

Fractional Reserve Bitcoining

And if you do mine don't hold onto your coins! SPEND THEM! And it's not just because the Bitcoin price could crash but that just as the banks only hold fractional reserves, so it is highly probable that the crypto exchanges, services such as Coinbase also only have fractional reserves. The only difference is the likes of the Fed will not bail them out if there is a run on the exchange. So be warned! These exchanges and digital wallet services likely don't have enough coins to honour all of their customer deposits where the best solution is to either SPEND or convert to fiat currency and send it to your bank account, whilst a hard wallet opens up a whole other can of worms, so keep it simple, mine it and then spend it! Else be prepared to be lose most of your holdings whenever they announce their "We've been hacked" fake stories to try and hide the fact that they have spent some of their customer holdings.

Dow Stock Market Dow Trend Forecast Current State 

My trend forecast for 2021 as of the 8th of Feb analysis Dow Stock Market Trend Forecast 2021 is for a bull run to Dow 35k punctuated by a summer correction beginning early May as illustrated by the forecast graph for a gain of about 15% on the year.

The Dow currently stands at 33,503, a case of full steam ahead, literally climbing a wall of worry where a quick google on how this is being perceived by the blogosfear has the highly vocal doom merchants chasing their tails, tending to see every down day as a sign that the the TOP is IN! Which is why one should not pay attention to blogosfear!

(Charts courtesy of

So it's a case of full steam ahead into the window for a correction starting early May. 

Stocks Bear Market / Crash Indicator (CI18)

Current Risk Remains VERY LOW at 5%, Recent lowest reading has been 15%. This Indicator is one of the neural nets I am working on as my AI takes baby steps into understanding how to interpret the stock market. It's task is to state the current risk of a bear market or crash being imminent i.e. within the next couple of weeks or so. So an independant technical indicator that acts as a warning to HEDGE stock portfolios ahead of further high probability drops in the market. Where my preferred hedging tool is to go short stock index futures so as to capitalise on any drop without selling any stock holdings, and delivering fresh funds to buy more AI stocks at deep discounts just as I did during March 2020. The last time this indicator triggered a warning was late February 2020, so it is NOT a trading indicator but instead advance warning that a correction already underway could turn into something worse so I need to hedge my stocks portfolio to some degree.

AI Stocks Lead the Bull Charge

let's see if the correction materialises so I can buy more stocks after the recent March dip in tech stocks that allowed me to pick up the likes of TSMC for $110, amongst several others on my target list including AMD and Nvidia, though Facebook failed to succumb to mainstream media hysteria instead took off like a rocket to currently stand at well above $300 which whether one likes it or not is precisely what one expects good stocks to do! Even the sleeping giant IBM broke out of it's year long trading range. Whilst Intel despite releasing a pile of garbage 11th Gen rocket lake processors, performing worse than their 10th Gen CPUs! That one would have thought would have resulted in weak hands selling out of their holdings and thus giving us a dip to below $50 to buy some more for the long-run, instead Intel has had a moon shot of its own trading towards 20 year highs! Hardly price action that one would expect from what I consider to be sleeping giants! Which is indicative of what's really going on under the hood that most still fail to grasp which is the exponential nature of the AI mega-trend and of course the rampant money printing inflation mega-trend. That and perhaps there aren't many weak hands left holding IBM and Intel stock.

And here's a reminder of where the AI stocks stood at the time of my last extensive update - AI Tech Stocks Buying Ratings, Levels and Valuations March 2021  

King Zuckerberg Tech Companies to Set up their own Governments!

Aldus Huxley's Brave New world is taking another step towards becoming reality. What's the ultimate way tech companies can only be accountable to themselves? by making ALL of the rules, and I am not talking about congressmen and senators on their payrolls but companies becoming sovereign governments!

We'll that's what's happening in the United States right now! Nevada looks set to pass a bill that would allow companies to create governments, separate to the local government, and provide all the trappings that go along with being a government i.e. impose taxes, and maybe have their own AI powered militias, terminators patrolling the borders of the Republic of Google, whilst the workers go on their merry way oblivious to what lies beyond the Google frontier, much like the Hobbits in the Lord of the Rings blissfully living in their shires, whilst the Kings roamed the borders keeping the monsters out of their realms.

Best AI ETF ?

Before we jump head first into high risk tek stocks, lets take a collective intake of breath and consider an ETF that averages the risks. Normally I don't like etf's or any type of funds because they tend to sever the link to that which I seek to OWN. So one can imagine for instance that one is invested in Google, but your NOT, instead you are invested in the fund!

However, small cap tech stocks ARE high risk, and so if you have a shorter time horizon than you should have when investing in high risk stocks than a AI tech stock etf may prove useful.

Apart from the ETF's already mentioned in my AI portfolio

  • QQQQ
  • IBB
  • PCT (own exposure)

ETF's on this short list are

  • iShares U.S. Technology ETF - IYW
  • iShares Exponential Technologies ETF - XT

Of the bunch I would go with ROBO, The ROBO Global Artificial Intelligence ETF, remember the goal of the ETF is to average the risk so with a mix of high risk stocks it also holds the usual tech giants such as Google and Microsoft but not in a big enough scale to dominate the portfolio, i.e. the tech giants probably account for less than 15% of the portfolio as the ETF adopts a AI sub sector exposure route, much as I have been focusing on for the past 5 years. Still it is wise not to put all of ones eggs into one basket so the ETF should form part of a portfolio in case something goes wrong with the ETF.

The ETF scales well with AI stocks, having more than doubled since the March low as much of the AI stocks had, though subsequently has under performed a somewhat which is the price one pays when investing in funds that tend to trade at discounts to their assets.


There is a reason why I don't like discussing investing in high risk stocks and it's nothing to do with the fact that I DO invest in high risk stocks to a limited degree. And that reason is because most of the people I converse with DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW TO INVEST IN HIGH RISK STOCKS! So my preference is to avoid the subject altogether and stick to discussing that which has a high probability of success and low relative risk of loss. Though the stock market being what it is one never know when the likes of for instance a BP is going to EXPLODE! So stocks can never be risk free no matter what the stock is.

So the starting point before I fire off a list of high risk tech stocks is to explain how I invest in high risk stocks and hopefully my Patrons will be able to incorporate what I am saying into how they view high risk stocks for I have given up on trying to explain to people in the real world, including highly intelligent doctors, as there tends to be a mental block where high risk stocks are concerned i.e. people tend to look in the rear view mirror and see how x or y stock has soared into the stratosphere and thus think it is easy to be placed in for instance the next Tesla or TSM or AMD or whatever. Without understanding the fundamental fact that even if by chance they had invested in say AMD at $2, they would NOT be invested in AMD today at $80 because their short-term mindset would have likely ejected then from the stock at $3 or $4. That's why the starting point has to be to explain how I actually invest in high risk stocks which given exchanges with people tends to be the exact opposite of how many investors perceive high risk stocks and likely why they don't end of up capitalising fully on their investments.

Firstly investing in high risk stocks is taking an educated GAMBLE! The facts that we are able to glean about a business are usually mostly hype that barely scratches the surface of what's actually going on under the hood, so it is a GAMBLE!

And where gambles are concerned one should be prepared to lose every penny one has invested in the HIGH RISK STOCK which thus demands a DIFFERENT INVESTING STRATEGY AND MINDSET to that which one expects when investing in for instance a steady as she goes stock such as Microsoft.

Secondly, whilst I have invested in a good 20 high risk stocks over the past three decades, I DO NOT MONITOR THEM! Why because about a 1/3rd of them have gone kaput, and I think some were taken over and I got paid that way, another third are trading near peanuts, whilst the remaining third have soared into the stratosphere! Risen by thousands of percent! Which is why you should NOT MONITOR THEM! 

I don't even remember most of those that have disappeared from my stocks portfolio for whatever reason. Though one that comes to mind is 32red, I bought the stock well over a decade ago because at the time I enjoyed playing online poker so I thought this is going to get BIG, but not long after buying SODS LAW happens! The US changed their gambling laws that blew a hole in 32reds business model, so the stock went bad, losing about 80% of its value, and that's where it sat for a good 10 or so, until out of the blue it got taken over and I ended up making a small profit! Imagine if I had monitored the stock and decided to cut my losses on any of the string of the short lived bounces that it experienced, none of which ever got the stock to where I had bought it. 

In fact in my experience this is tends to be the ultimate fate of most good high risk stocks that they eventually tend to to get taken over or rather eaten by the big sharks in the corporate ocean.

In another example I logged into my SIpp account recently and saw a message that one of my long-term high risk stocks that I bought for peanuts god knows when, well over 10 years ago, is now being taken over (merger) apparently I am going to get $200 CASH PLUS $20 in shares in the new company per share held, this is going to flood my account with cash when it happens later in 2021.

If it happens, it happens and I get my payout. If it does not, no big deal I'll leave it for another decade. This is what happens when you INVEST AND FORGET. You are getting a valuable lesson here which YOU should pay attention to! INVEST AND FORGET. Imagine if I had not followed this strategy and decided to take profits on GW Pharma when it was trading at say 1/5th it's current price!

THIS IS THE STRATEGY! Some stocks will go bust, some will just flounder forever, whilst a few will soar into the stratosphere. And the only way your going to get the payoff is by NOT MONITORING THE STOCKS! ELSE YOU WILL EXIT BEFORE THE BIG PAYOFF. And that is how I invest in high risk stocks which tends to be the complete opposite mindset to many investors who I brush up against who expect a small cap high risk stock to give them huge gains in the immediate future when that is not how it tends to work.

Do the work, select what one thinks should turn out to be good stocks, take a small stake and forget about it, maybe check on them once every few years, or if one needs the money.

But what one does not do is to SELL a good stock that is rising. That's not how to play this game. Well in my opinion and experience of investing in high risk stocks.


DON'T LOOK AT THE CHARTS, THEY WILL MAKE YOU EXIT BEFORE THE BIG PAYOFF, WHY? BECAUSE HIGH RISK STOCKS ARE VOLATILE! THE CHARTS WILL BE STOMACH CHURNING SO DO NOT LOOK AT THEM! I DON'T. Until today the last time I looked at GW Pharma's stock chart was probably a good 5 years ago because it is not on my mind what the stock price is doing because I am not looking at it at ALL! And that's how one invests in high risk stocks!

Not to get obsessed by the day to day gyrations of for instance Tesla. That is a recipe for investing disaster!

ELSE stick to the regular portfolio of 'safe' AI stocks that trend.


Which is the EXACT opposite to what inexperienced investors tend to do, they seek out news on penny stocks because they perceive them as being cheap and so imagine they could easily double or triple or more in price in a short space of time. Plowing ridiculously large percentage of their portfolio into what are usually professional pump and dump operations, and then sit there watching every minute by minute tick in value of their investment yo-yoing all over the place as the recent GAMESTOP saga illustrates which any fundamental analysis of which would reveal it to be a BAD stock to invest in. 


1. No matter how much work one does, one does NOT know which stocks will be the winners and which will be the losers.

2. One is NOT to monitor the stocks, one does not want to look at them because that's going make one make mistakes! One NEVER SELLS STRONG STOCKS! Because it will be from these few that take off where your real profits will be made. So there won't be buying levels or regular updates, because that is not the strategy here, perhaps updates once a year or so.


You can set the time period beforehand, say I will invest in x stock and then forget about it for 5 years, 10 years, maybe more. Personally I just invest and forget until I discover it's been taken over or something.

So high risk stocks ARE a gamble, where individually one does not know if they will survive but collectively there should be some winners in ones select bunch.

The only way to cope with the volatility is to have a small opening stake where it won't effect one if it goes to ZERO, hence why HIGH RISK stocks should be a small percentage of ones STOCKS portfolio\, something in the order of less than 10% in terms of the opening investment. 

So train oneself NOT to monitor high risk stocks because VOLAILITY WILL BE VERY HIGH. They will be yo-yoing all over the place for reasons one will likely never be able to unfold.

And then one must NOT SELL the stocks that take off, understand that is how one gets PAID. If you sell your good stocks after a few percent then you may as well not bother investing.. 

That's how I invest in HIGH RISK STOCKS! I basically invest and forget, because I am not looking for 100%, or 200%, I am leaving it for several thousands of percent or nothing!

Unless you have a similar mindset then it's not going to work, you are going to end up focusing on your losers and selling the good stocks way too early in their long-term trend trajectories.

What matters when looking at a high risk stock is not earnings or trend, because they tend to lack both, what matters is what is the VISION of the company. What is it that the company is trying to do? Where is it trying to go. AI? yep that IS THE mega-trend of our age! 

Cure cancer? Cure ageing? Gene editing? High risk bio-tech stocks have delivered thousands of percent to date. 

How I Buy High Risk Stocks

I either buy at the market or if not comfortable in doing use a a buy limit or set price alert to prompt me to act if the price trades down to a level where I am in fine to take the risk. 

Again these are high risk stocks, and one does not know if they will come good or not, which only TIME will tell, so there is no rush in gaining exposure, so do not get bullied or panicked into investing especially in the light of media hysteria for instance that which surrounds the likes of Tesla. Take your time, and invest when one is okay with the risk vs reward.

High Risk Tech Stocks Short List 

So from the shortlist of 19 stocks I am adding 5 stocks to TSM, and more in due course as the vision of where the corps are heading becomes clearer.

Adyen N.V. (ADYEY)

Afterpay Limited (AFTPY)

Corsair (CRSR)

CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. (CRWD)

CuriosityStream Inc. (CURI)

DraftKings Inc. (DKNG)

DocuSign, Inc. (DOCU)

Green Dot Corporation (GDOT)

MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI)

Opendoor Technologies Inc. (OPEN)

Pinterest, Inc. (PINS)

QuantumScape Corporation (QS)

Roblox RBLX 

Sea Limited (SE)

Shopify Inc. (SHOP)

Square, Inc. (SQ)

StoneCo Ltd. (STNE)

Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)

Unity Software Inc. (U)


Unfortunately whilst Nikola Tesla invented our electric future he never capitalised upon it. Tesla stock has market cap of over $650 billion so it is hardly a small cap stock, but it is still what I consider to be very high risk which is born out by the volatility we see in it's stock price.

What's Tesla all about? Electric Cars! Which only scratch the surface when one looks at it's trend trajectory. What is Tesla trending towards?

1. Self Driving Cars

2. Batteries

3. Electricity Generation and Transport

And innovations in those key sectors are likely to drive Tesla's future profits, likely more than from EV's. AI systems in self driving cars, batteries for the storage of electricity and then generation and transportation of electricity to charge vehicles, generation in terms of solar power where households with electric cars use Tesla own solar power to charge their Tesla vehicles which many buyers will lap up, why because SELF DRIVING cars will be sold as INCOME generators just as Tesla SOLAR power is an INCOME generator for households, the sales pitch being your car will pay for itself and your solar will pay for itself whilst powering your home and changing your car for FREE! Think of the cars battery as part of your homes power bank, thus instead of having say a 10 kwh power bank you have say 80kwh which means your home has 80 kwh of stored energy to profit from by selling energy back to the grid at times of high demand and high prices. Your home car combo becomes a money generating power station for the national grid! I bet many of reading this are already starting to be sold on the idea even before being bombarded with the Tesla marketing hype! It's going to be like a chain reaction, most home owners are going to want a money generating self driving car solar powered home combo.

So Tesla could eventually come to be seen as an energy storage and generation company rather than an EV car company as Tesla continues to innovate in their solar generation materials space i.e. already Tesla is marketing the first generation of solar roof tiles. I for one would seriously contemplate installing Tesla solar roof tiles given that they are invisible installs even though North England is hardly suitable for solar power generation.

One things for sure for Tesla under Elon Musk has a lot of vision, maybe too much when one considers many of his moon shot or rather mars shot ideas, but as long as he stays grounded on earth with Tesla, I don't see why Tesla cannot increase it's market cap many multiples of it's current valuation.

To invest in Tesla or not. The forward PE Ratio is 170! And its 12 month high is $900 against it's 12 month low of $111 so very volatile! 

Price to Book is 28.41 which is not too bad. Price to cash flow is 203 which is pretty bad, PEG ratio 4.8 which is pretty bad, I could go on but you get drift., Tesla is high risk no matter what Tesla's sales pitch and fan boys suggest.

What we would be investing in is the VISION of the Future which is for AUTONAMOUS SELF DRIVING CARS!

If one believes this to be the future than that is what one needs to discount the value of today!

The problem is it is not guaranteed that TESLA will deliver the FUTURE! Yes it might innovate the future into being BUT it could just as well end up being the likes of Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Volkswagen and General Motors who end up MAKING the future become manifest.

So the vision is highly probable, but it is not certain that it will be delivered by TESLA! 

So an investment in Tesla is high risk, which means a small all or nothing stake, seeking to ride this roller coaster no matter what happens between today and 10 years from now.

Tesla Chart Analysis

Tesla's bubble recently popped which saw the price plunge from $900 down to $540, currently trading at $683. The stock currently appears to be marking time before the next leg to new all time highs which on this chart it has already done 3 times before! That is what I bet most are expecting Tesla stock to do.

However, I suspect Tesla is in for a another leg lower that could see the stock trade down to as low as $400. Why? Because when a chart becomes too easy to read in a particular direction it implies that is not what it is going to be the most probable outcome. Repeating the same pattern for the fourth time would be too easy a market move.

What will I do? 

I will put an alert on Tesla stock to take a look at it if or rather when it trades down to $400, and then consider buying the stock, but I am definitely not a buyer at $683 on a market cap of $650bn.


Invest in what you buy. The latest addition to my compute power is a 5950x RTX 3080 system that has Corsair 360mm radiator, a pair of Corsair MP600 NVME2 drives and a Corsair 1000 watt power supply. And that is why corsair is on this list, just as Nvidia makes the best GPU's, AMD best CPUs, ASUS the best mother boards, Corsair makes one of the best PSU's and cooling solutions and is trying hard to take the SSD drive crown from Samsung. I have been buying corsair components for a good 20 years! Especially cases, which is probably where they started out in the PC components world.

So Corsair has been around for a long-time but only very recently listed on the stock market in September 2020, so will be unknown to most retail and wall street investors. That and it is a small cap stock. But if you are into building PC's with quality components then you will know Corsair! So that is the starting point for my look at Corsair being placed on this list, because what they sell are good quality products and the market that it is feeding is growing exponentially - GAMING, GAMERs want the BEST components, the BEST GPU's, the BEST coolers, the BEST cases, the BEST CPUs, so Corsair is in a long-term AI Gaming driven growth industry, and Corsair is busy branching out of its core products that now includes NVME2 drives and it won't be long before we start seeing Corsair motherboards and maybe one day Corsair being an Nvidia board partner producing GPU's.

Furthermore it's not just the self building PC enthusiasts that corsair caters towards but has carved out a brand name for itself which means many of its key components, especially PSU's and cases are listed by most custom system builders.

Corsair at a $3bn market cap is a true small cap stock, even so it's financials are better than that of Tesla, Forward PE is just 23, Price to Cash flow is 17. 

Corsair Chart Analysis

Corsair's IPO in September 2020 was at $15, following which it soared to $50 before correcting to $30 and currently has the stock trading at $34. The most probable pattern to expect to trade in its range of between $32 and $45 as I don't think it's going to be on most investors radar for some time given it's small size. Perhaps subject to speculative whims without understanding what Corsair truly is, it's not a gaming stock as it appears to be listed under it is more akin to a baby Samsung, Asus and such like so plenty of scope for growth. 

The stock is in a trading range, sellers at the top and buyers at the bottom pending a breakout either on good news or speculators trying to drive a trend for short-term profit as they did with GAMESTOP, which is good because it will bring it to retail investors attention many of whom might realise it is a hidden gem. Though the stock may stay in it's trading range for some time. 

What will I do? 

I am DEFINETLY going to buy Corsair stock! I love the products it produces, and it is not over priced, the recent IPO means its flying under the radar of most investors though of course being newly listed means it lacks price history so higher risk. Anyway I will be buying a stake in this company at around its current price of $34.

DocuSign (DOCU) $212

DocuSign charges users recurring subscription fees for it's cloud e-signature service, sounds like a straight forward e-service company but for some reason it continues to remain darnn expensive on a forward PE of 155 and market cap of $40bn, similarly Price / Book is a hefty 122. I think it all boils down to the companies rate of increasing it's customer user base which is roughly increasing by 50% per year. Investors like to see rapid growth of an online companies user base. Digging deeper into why the stock is so expensive I see ARK has a invested $700 million in the stock, what do they see that I don't? Is Docusign becoming THE go to Brand for e-signatures like Google is the search engine?

DocuSign Chart Analysis 

The stock took off like a rocket courtesy of the pandemic where everything with an e in it's business plan got heavily bid up, peaking at $290 and trading down to recent support at $190. On face value Docu should mark time in this trading range before the next big leg higher. However, I am not comfortable with the valuation. Especially as the next support below the $190 is all the way down to $100.

What will I Do?

I'm not going to pay a daft price, even if it does eventually breakout higher given brand dynamics. I'm only going to be interested in investing if the stock falls to about $120. So I am setting an alert on the stock at $122.


This stock is not on my short list because it's not been listed on an exchange yet, it's IPO is on 14th of April 2021 so there is no trading chart. What is coinbase? You already know what coinbase is for I mentioned it earlier in this article. Coinbase is the primary US crypto currency exchange that profits from crypto transactions. According to it's prospectus Coinbase made $553mln in profit on revenue of $1.28bn for 2020, with projected revenues of $2 billion for 2021. So Coinbase should be off to a good start and are definitely doing something right. 

And of course the stock price will be volatile as it will follow the booms and busts of the crypto currencies as transaction volumes ebb and flow. Still as long as it continues to grow it's user base then that 'should' act to leverage the stock to the bitcoin price because the more users it gains the more transaction revenues will be generated regardless of what the crypto prices do. 

What Will I do?

I will have to wait and see what the valuation of the company is when it starts trading but I am definitely interested in gaining early exposure to this profit making crypto stock at something like 30 to 40 times earnings ($533mln) with 115 millions shares being listed that would put the target stock price at between $144 to $192. If it is trading beyond that range then I will probably wait until the next inevitable crypto bust materialises before consider investing at a better valuation. In fact the IPO could trigger a crypto sell off as investors sell bitcoin to buy Coinbase stock!


A true gaming stock, come on everyone knows what Roblox is? the online gaming social media platform. It had it's IPO in March and currently trades at $71 on a market cap of $35bn, forward PE is 110, and on a Peg ratio of 96 and made a loss of $1.2bn (hopefully that's due to investing in the platform). So not exactly cheap! However, no matter how bad the financials are and how expensive it appears, it reminds of once upon a time a company called Facebook that too was over priced at its IPO and look where that has risen to. Roblox IS a high risk stock that has exposure to one of the key mega-trends - GAMING.

Roblox Chart analysis 

The stock started trading at $45, hit a high of $76 and has been in a trading range since of between $75 and $62. 

What will I do

I want exposure but again don't want to pay a daft price, instead of $71 I would be willing to pay something like $40. I don't see how the stock is going to rally given its high valuation, especially in a post pandemic world where I am assuming growth in online gaming will slow following the 2020 surge. For now I am going to watch it's quarterly earnings to see if it is able to grow into it's market cap, or takes a tumble towards $40 and then decide to invest or not.

So in summary, the only new high risk stock I am going to invest in right now is Corsair. Coinbase remains pending it's first trading day price, and the others are pending better valuations.

I will continue to investigate high risk tech stocks to see what stand out as good long-term plays and let patrons know. And once more remember folks, investing in high risk stocks is VERY HIGH RISK! So expect price volatility else DO NOT Invest!

Who Wants to live forever?

A reminder of the balancing act that is the combating of the ageing process as we wait on AI Pharma to deliver the end to ageing magic pills - .July 2019 - Investing to Profit and Benefit from Human Life Extension AI Stocks and Technologies  

1. EAT HEALTHY - Something I need to do more of.

2. EXCERCISE - Aerobic (weightlifting) and Aerobic (boxing), to keep young you want to emulate a young body by having a high lean mass body percentage. Easier during summer than the cold winter months when I personally tend to accumulate a pounds of flab that now needs shedding. 

Here VR headsets such as the Oculus Quest 2 can be utilised to help shed the flab and build stamina.

3. Avoid Stress, meditation such as yoga helps reduce stress.

4. Supplementation - Metformin, Acetylcholine, Vitamin D (helps immune system combat covid-19) amongst others..

In fact a new study by the government of Ireland confirms what we have know for the duration of the pandemic that Vitamin D helps prevent respiratory infections which now recommends 1000 ui per day for ALL adults. Also recommends handing out vitamin D supplements at Covid-19 testing centres. A case of better late than never - Ireland Report. I have personally been taking 4000 ui most days since February 2020 as suggested to Patrons at the time, and a lesser dose less frequently before hand. And it's not just to combat covid but also ageing and mood disorders such as depression.

5. Boost NAD+ through supplementation with Nictotinamide Ribosome (NR) which is cheap! and NOT NMN which is over-hyped and over priced and probably does more harm than good.

6. Fasting from time to time to clear out senescent cells. 

And as always do your own research before you start popping any pills!

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